Waterjet Cutting

Here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd, we employ the most up to date technology available to quickly and efficiently cut virtually any product to exacting dimensions using Waterjet Cutting. As one of the UK's leading converters of foam and rubber, manufacturing an array of products for use in a wide variety of industries where precision and efficiency are crucial.

For most of the materials detailed within our comprehensive catalogue, we use only pure water during the conversion process. This allows us to offer an environmentally friendly, consistent option for cutting virtually any material. However, for harder substrates, abrasives can be added to further improve cut quality.

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    Technical Waterjet Cutting

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    What is Waterjet Cutting?

    Waterjet cutting is a machining process used to cut materials. It involves using a high-pressure stream of water mixed with abrasive particles. It is a versatile and precise cutting method that can handle a wide range of materials, including metals, glass, ceramics, composites, stones, and plastics. Waterjet cutting is often preferred for its ability to cut intricate shapes, high precision, and minimal heat-affected zone compared to other cutting techniques.

    Capabilities of Waterjet Cutting

    Some of the key capabilities of waterjet cutting include:

    • Cutting a Wide Range of Materials: Waterjet cutting can efficiently cut through an extensive array of materials, including metals (such as steel, aluminium, titanium), glass, ceramics, stone, composites, plastics, rubber, foam, textiles, and more. This ability to cut various materials makes it a versatile solution for many applications.
    • High Precision: Waterjet cutting can achieve high levels of precision and accuracy, often with tolerances as tight as ±0.001 inches (0.0254 mm). This capability makes it ideal for cutting intricate shapes, fine details, and parts with precise dimensions.
    • No Heat-Affected Zone (HAZ): Unlike some other cutting methods like laser or plasma cutting, waterjet cutting does not generate heat during the cutting process. This absence of a heat-affected zone minimizes the risk of material distortion, warping, or changes in the material properties.
    • Non-Mechanical Cutting: Waterjet cutting is a non-contact cutting process, meaning that the cutting tool does not physically touch the material. This aspect allows cutting delicate materials, thin foils, and fragile substances without causing damage.
    • Excellent Edge Quality: Waterjet cutting can deliver smooth and burr-free edges on most materials. The cutting process does not result in micro-cracks or thermal stresses on the material, contributing to better edge quality.
    • Material Stacking and Nesting: Waterjet cutting allows for stacking multiple layers of material and cutting them simultaneously. This feature increases cutting efficiency and reduces production time for batch processing.
    • Complex Shapes and Intricate Designs: With computer numerical control (CNC) technology, waterjet cutting machines can follow complex 2D and 3D paths, enabling the cutting of intricate shapes, curves, bevels, and chamfers.
    • No Tooling Changes: Unlike traditional cutting methods that may require different tooling for different materials, waterjet cutting uses the same cutting head for various materials. This reduces downtime and simplifies the cutting process.
    • No Thermal Distortion: As waterjet cutting is a cold cutting process, it does not induce thermal stresses in the material, making it suitable for materials that are sensitive to temperature changes.


    Benefits of Waterjet Cutting?

    Water jet cutting offers many benefits including its versatility: its ability to handle a wide range of materials from soft materials like foam and rubber to hard metals and stones. Its precision and accuracy and its lack of mechanical stress due to it being a non-contact cutting method. In addition, waterjet cutting is considered an environmentally friendly cutting process as it produces no hazardous fumes or dust and produces minimal material waste.

    Advantages of Using Waterjet Cutting

    Waterjet cutting is an efficient and effective cutting technology that has revolutionized the way complex shapes and designs are manufactured and fabricated. This process offers many advantages such as the superior Edge Quality it provides, the lack of heat affected zones and lack of thickness limitations.  Waterjet cutting is widely used for products in   industries including aerospace, automotive, architecture, manufacturing, and art, where precision cutting of different materials is required.

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